The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


January 22, 2014

Boyd Long

Boyd Long, 98, of Wolfe City, died Jan. 20, 2014, at the Overton Healthcare Center in Overton.

He was born Aug. 25, 1915, in Miller Grove to Felix and Mary Purden Long. He Married Vera M. Bridges in Brashear on March 18, 1936.

Mr. Long was of the Baptist faith and was a long time auto mechanic in Bonham, Commerce, Sulphur Springs and Wolfe City. He was an avid fiddle player, playing with his nephews and friends at area nursing homes and senior dances.

A graveside service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Miller Grove Cemetery in Miller Grove, with Brother Tim Hearn officiating.

He is survived by three nephews, Dennis Long of Arkansas, Kenneth Long of Arlington, and Billy Long of Wolfe City.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Vera Long; his parents; three, nieces Ina Compton, Betty Franks, and Nell Bartley.

R. W. Owens & Son Funeral Home in Wolfe City is in charge of funeral arrangements.

On-line condolences may be left at

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